Literacy Services

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 As part of the City’s response to COVID-19, the Community Learning Center and Project Read have moved to modified operations until further notice. The City of South San Francisco remains open, however operations will occur via email at to limit in-person contact. Essential services from first-responders will continue.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we do our part to address this global health crisis.



Welcome to the South San Francisco Public Library Literacy Services. Literacy Services includes the Community Learning Center and Project Read and offers programs to assist you in reaching your literacy and educational goals.

Literacy skills are the foundation that you use to make important decisions in life, and we want to be sure you have the tools you need including literacy in reading, finance, and technology.

Community Learning Center

"Opening Doors to Success" 

The Community Learning Center supports family literacy with after-school and summer homework programs for children, adult classes in computer literacy, citizenship, literacy in Spanish, and various classes focused on current community needs.

520 Tamarack Lane
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8540 |

Project Read of Northern San Mateo County

"Learning for Life"

The mission of Project Read is to assist adults and their families to reach their literacy and financial education goals through one-on-one tutoring, money management training, family activities and more. Project Read serves the communities of Colma, Daly City, San Bruno, and South San Francisco.

840 West Orange Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 829-3871

Upcoming Events

Community Learning Center is hiring. 
Homework Club announcement job announcement

Free TAX Service

Get your taxes done for FREE! See flyer for requirements.  
Call Project Read for information (650) 829-3871. Messages will be checked daily.

Project Read Tutor Training

** Please call Project Read at (650) 829-3871 for more information and to register to future trainings!

Project Read's 27th Annual Trivia Challenge
                    Save the DATE
Friday, November 6, 2020 5:30 - 9:00 pm
South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S. Airport Blvd, SSF